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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2011

The trip from the airport can be a bit of a nightmare due to the ferry crossing. Ensure that you have some bottled water with you as you can wait up to 2 hours on a very hot bus at peak times. When you get there it's worth it. Lovely hotel, good food and plenty of choice, nice rooms, great... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

Got a good price on the AI deals but be careful what is/not available. Local brands only for wine, poured out in small measures but spirits a little more generous. To buy drinks are not cheap. Main problem is the beach where there are nowhere enough beds ot thatched shades. People were down at 6 in the morning to get... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2011

Have just returned from two weeks in southern palms beach hotel. Our first time AI but would not bother next time.Prices are reasonable for food and drinks and as only local drinks available on AI and NOT ICE CREAM it is not worth the extra you pay for AI. However the staff are fantastic and nothing is too much bother.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

Stayed at the hotel between the 8th and 22nd of January 2011. The hotel management/owners need to decide if they are going for half board/full board or all inclusive guests. Running three systems is a farce. I understand that having stayed in the Caribbean many times on AI dealls that we have obviously been spoiled. Southern Palms just don't get... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

Hotel is reasonable overall. Not overly relaxing but you can find a space. Rooms have aircon and it is free, when it works as there are power outages a times. Charges for safe in room are a surprise. You need a safe as the hotel ask you to sign a disclaimer which says they are not responsible for their own... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2011

Transfer: Long but not overly long. Gives you a trip on the ferry. This MUST be seen to believe. Hotel general: Amazing, open, airy full of marble/marble effect. Pool area are big with two swim up bars. Staff where always nice and help full even at 05:30 when I was up and about for my Safari and I was being... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

we stayed at southern palms from 6th till 20th jan 2011.We got our visas before we left england, so getting through airport was simple. I t took some people 2hrs to get through.We had a taxi transfer to the hotel which was quicker than the coach.Check in was ok, and we were taken to our room, which was 331.A large... More 

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edinburgh
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

After a tiring journey from Edinburgh driving down to Manchester with two suitcases of our own - 25 kilos each and a holdall and another suitcase with 70 kilos for charity we were so glad to be greeted by all our friends at The Southern Palms Beach Resort. The flight with Thomson was on time and we had no problems... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

Ok, well I must start by saying that I did pick up a last minute deal which was seven nights half board for me, my husband and our eight year old daughter that cost just under two grand so I wasn't expecting that much. The hotel was very clean and employed many security staff to patrol the grounds. We were... More 

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essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2011

My friend and I have just arrived back from the Southern Palms Hotel. We went for the New Year and stayed 2 weeks with a mid holiday safari. We had a beach view room where the view was to die for. The room was very clean and not a bad size, however we had to get the fridge changed as... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This dramatic hotel with its fantastic pools and beautiful beach is the perfect spot to relax after a safari… or simply visit to relax! The warm and very African feel of the hotel with comfortable rooms, well appointed bathrooms and selection of restaurants offers guests plenty of places to lounge in the sun and almost as many shady spots to enjoy a bit of a breeze and a good book. All rooms have quiet, split unit air conditioners, televisions, mini fridges and coffee and tea making facilities. There is a safe (chargeable) in each room and a business center located in the main building with internet or wifi access in public areas. The drama of the huge, traditional makuti (thatched) roof in the main restaurant offers the Chef a terrific showcase for a varied selection of local and international dishes on the buffet or you could indulge at one of the a la carte restaurants (chargeable) for a special occasion or just a quiet evening for two. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Palms Beach Resort

Address: Diani Beach Road, Diani Beach, Ukunda 80400, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Ukunda > Diani Beach
Price Range: $172 - $451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Palms Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 298
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Also Known As:
Southern Palms Beach Hotel Diani
Southern Palms Beach Diani
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Diani Beach
#7 Luxury Hotel in Diani Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Diani Beach
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